One of the lesser known parts of the New York Metropolitan
Area is actually a part of New Jersey: beautiful Jersey
City. Hanging between the cities of New
York and Newark, Jersey City
New Jersey is an interesting part of the culture of the
area. The second largest city in New Jersey, Jersey City
is a center for commercial activity, and contains office
overflow from Manhattan based companies, as well as manufacturing for many NYC
companies. In many ways, Jersey City New Jersey is a blue
collar (and increasingly white collar) part of what keeps
New York City going in the right direction. Of course,
there are many Jersey City attractions that are well worth
a visit during your stay in the area. Also, Jersey City
hotels provide an affordable and smart alternative to
staying in Manhattan for many New York City tourists.
Jersey City New Jersey is also one of the most culturally
diverse cities in the United States, with the food, art,
and culture of many different ethnicities available for
anyone to experience.
Jersey City is, in many ways, a gateway city. It is
a gateway for New Yorkers inland, as they take vacations
along the Jersey Shore and elsewhere. For non-New Yorkers, Jersey City is often
the first taste of New York City, as a transportation hub from New Jersey to Manhattan. Aside from this role
as a gateway and a support structure for NYC, Jersey City
attractions are among the most famous in the area. Not
many people know that both the Statue
of Liberty and Ellis Island are actually within the
municipal boundaries of Jersey City New Jersey. These
two prominent Jersey City attractions stand for the freedom
and opportunity of America as a whole.
Another Jersey City attraction that is a must-see is Liberty State Park. According to many, this park on the water is home to the best views available of the downtown Manhattan skyline. Take the 1.3 mile Liberty Walk along the Hudson River, walking or jogging first thing in the morning as you watch the sun come up over the Manhattan skyscrapers to the east. Follow it up with a cup of coffee and a New York bagel at a Jersey City deli for a great morning in Jersey City New Jersey. From Liberty State Park one can catch a ferry to Lady Liberty, then Ellis Island for all the history you can handle before lunch. Speaking of lunch, there is excellent curry to be found in Jersey City, especially the India Square district.
Perhaps the gem of Jersey City attractions is the Liberty Science Center, located right within Liberty State Park. Recently fully renovated in 2007, the Liberty Science Center exists to promote the learning and awareness of science in order to improve the earth. For tourists, locals, and students alike, the Liberty Science Center’s new complex is something you have to experience to believe. And it’s all in Jersey City New Jersey.
For those who want to visit these Jersey City attractions, or even visit New York City in a convenient and inexpensive manner, Jersey City hotels are becoming a very viable option. For travelers on a budget, try the Holland Motor Lodge, which has a reputation for being a great deal, along with very friendly service. A step up in Jersey City hotels includes moderately-priced chains such as the Doubletree Club Jersey City, and the Courtyard Jersey City Newport. Both are clean and reliable choices for a family visiting Jersey City New Jersey.